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Amazon MP3 app for Android: An MP3 store and replacement for your music player

The Amazon MP3 app in the UK has just updated and now includes a basic music player. This means you can play your tunes directly from the app itself as soon as you’ve downloaded them from the MP3 Store. It also serves as a replacement for whatever music player app you’re using at the moment.

Unlike MixZing and PowerAMP (two snazzier Android music players), there’s no lock screen widget or EQ option. So the serious audiophiles are unlikely to be swayed.

But the playlist creation tool is really easy to use, and the app incorporates all of your old playlists as well. We can easily see this replacing the standard music player on most people’s Android phones. And, when you’re bored with your current selection of tunes, all you need do is simply tap on the quick link to be taken straight to the Amazon MP3 store and buy some more. Nice!

You can also take advantage of the special deals that you can find on the Amazon MP3 website. Things like like Album and Song of the Week as well as free downloads

This week it’s Radiohead’s King of Limbs album, going for a mere £3.99 and Peter Kay’s Comic Relief single is available for just under £1.

That said a cursory browse of the Store revealed a few albums that were greyed out with a ‘Website Only’ message, including the latest long players from Britney Spears and Panic! At The Disco.

Sadly, us in the UK won’t get the amazing sounding Amazon Cloud Player in this update – that’s a service that’s currently US only. Further rantage on this coming soon.

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